March on Washington: Day of Dignity; Seattle Solidarity March

When:
August 17, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
Where:
East Union Street & 23rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
USA

Sponsored by: Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

1) Start at 23rd and E Union
2) March to Martin Luther King Jr. Park

In solidarity with the March on Washington DC, we stand together against the recent attack on voter rights, against Stand Your Ground and racial profiling, and to continue to raise awareness on unemployment, poverty, gun violence, immigration, gay rights and other critical issues affecting our nation.

50 years ago when we marched on Washington it was an historic event that lead to the passage of the very civil rights legislation that ended Jim Crow and began the modern era of civil rights. It brought us our dignity, our humanity and our march to realize the dream that so many had given their lives for.

50 years later we need you as much as we did in 1963. Today, the first African American President in the history of our nation sits in the White House. That would not have been possible without the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The Supreme Court in the final days of its term this year has struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act and thereby have place our right to vote in jeopardy.

This past weekend we held vigils in 100 cities across the nation for Trayvon Martin. These vigils were a huge success because of all of you. Now, it is critical that we harness this heightened awareness of our collective strength to sustain a movement.

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The United Black Christian Clergy has six position statements concerning the Trayvon Martin case:
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2021413875_trayvonvigilxml.html

Sign and share the NAACP’s petition for federal civil rights charges against Zimmerman: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/open-a-civil-rights-case

PARDON Abused Mother Marissa Alexander for Standing Her Ground: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/503/600/056/dont-imprison-marissa-alexander-for-standing-her-ground/

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